Alex Rose understands the value of saving time in the entertainment industry. As a project manager at AV Matters in Orlando, Florida, he oversees the production and technical details of a wide range of events, including corporate conferences, galas, and social and charity events. Although the process of producing an event from start to finish can be stressful due to tight deadlines, it’s become much easier for Rose, as the firm recently made the switch from AutoCAD to Vectorworks Spotlight to help with the design and execution of each event.
Zumba Instructor Convention,
Soft Goods tool,
Maverick MK2 lights,
Make the Move
When we think of Vectorworks software users, we typically picture design professionals or aspiring university students, but in Ladue, Missouri, Sharrie Cognac is working with an unlikely group: middle school students. Since 1998, Cognac has been teaching the seventh and eighth graders of Ladue Middle School how to design and draft using Vectorworks software as a part of her Industrial Technologies courses.
For the Love of Design,
Ladue Middle School,
At the crux of our philosophy, we’ve always been committed to developing the best design and BIM software that’s in tune with the needs of designers. To do so, we’ve leveraged input and implemented product feedback from practicing architects, landscape designers, landscape architects, and lighting designers, among other design professionals. Another vital part of these efforts involves the help of our internal industry experts on our product marketing team, so we’re excited to announce that there are three new additions to this ever growing group: Luc Lefebvre, senior architect product specialist, Jim Woodward, senior entertainment product specialist and Brian Nicholson, senior landscape product specialist. After all, there’s no such thing as having too many industry experts.
2D to 3D BIM workflow,
accredited green roof professional,
Adapting New Technologies to your Production Desig,
ASLA Colorado chapter president,
building information modeling processes,
Colorado State University,
International Broadcasting Convention,
King + King Architects,
Le Moyne College Master Plan,
LEED accredited professional,
LEED AP BD+C,
LEED Platinum Certification,
Madden School of Business,
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Research Supp,
SUNY Morrisville Mohawk Hall,
Sustainable SITES gold-certification,
Sympony Hall in Boston,
The Adobe suite,
The Why and How of BIM Implementation,
University of Colorado Denver,
UNY Cortland DeGroat Hall,
While much of the world engages in an eternal Apple vs. Android product debate, designers and architects face an even bigger decision when it comes to choosing technology.
3D Studio Max,
We’re always excited to learn more about unique applications of our software, from designing bicycles and perfume bottles to acoustics, which is what led us to John Murphy from Events Scaffold Resources, Inc. Murphy is the mind behind scaffolding structures at events like the X Games, Dew Tour, and the ESPYs, and uses Vectorworks Spotlight software to make it all happen. After starting out as CAD operator for architecture firms, he transitioned to a field that he admits is a bit out of the norm. “I really enjoy this work,” Murphy says. “I’ve studied all forms of drafting and this is just such a unique discipline.”
Events Scaffold Resources Inc.,
X Games Austin,
X Games Los Angeles
By Edwin Espinoza, Landscape Architecture Intern at Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc.
geographic information system,
Getting Started Guides,
Side Modifier tools,
University of Maryland,
Fish farm hatcheries designed by Plastsveis AS. Image courtesy of Plastsveis AS.